Serial to USB adapter for Garmin Etrex Vista - driver for windows vista ?

Discussion in 'Garmin' started by Ole Holm, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Ole Holm

    Ole Holm Guest

    Hi everyone

    I have a Garmin Etrex Vista, which requier a serial port. On my laptop with
    Vista, there is no serial port, so I bougth a serial to USB cable. I can´t
    find the rigth driver to get it work.

    Does anyone have the answer ?

    Ole Holm
    Ole Holm, Mar 25, 2008
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  2. Ole Holm

    Eyal Guest

    Hello Ole
    Loook in the manufacturer's site. What model is it? Is it "prolific"?
    Aten? I have few drivers if you still need.
    Eyal, Mar 26, 2008
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  3. Ole Holm

    dold Guest

    The adapter that you bought didn't come with drivers?
    What brand is it?
    Is the driver built in to Windows?

    The USB-Serial cable from is known to work, and their page has
    some discussion about drivers.
    dold, Mar 27, 2008
  4. Ole Holm

    Nick Guest

    I have a Garmin Etrex Vista, which requier a serial port. On my laptop with
    I had this problem too, but fortunately the XP driver for my USB/
    serial converter worked with my 32-bit Vista. If I was starting again
    I wouldn't go down the converter road, I'd buy a PCMCIA RS232 serial
    card, they seem to be cheap enough at places like eBay (but watch out,
    there are a lot that don't work with Vista, read the small print).

    Regards, Nick H.
    Nick, Mar 28, 2008
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